Earlier Patent

The patent eager folks at Bb seemed to have missed a crucial earlier patent which usurps everything they claim:

Socrates Awarded Patent on Learning Methodology

ATHENS–(BUSINESS LIAR)–July 26, 440 BC–Socrates Inc. (NASDAQ:SOCRA), a leading provider of philosophical ideas and services to the education industry, announced that it has been issued a U.S. patent for the method of learning used for all education support systems and methods everywhere. The patent covers core methods relating to certain systems and methods involved in inquiry, structure of knowledge, and dialogue, including all educational systems and enterprise traninng systems.

In addition, patents corresponding with the U.S. patent have been issued in Greece, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and are pending in the European Union, China, Japan, Canada, India, Israel, Mexico, South Korea, Hong Kong and Brazil. In addition, it is strictly enforced in the Athenian hemlock bars.

The patented methodology underpins Socrates’ Learning applications, including the Socrates Dialogue System(TM), EuthyphroCT Vista(TM) and EuthyphroCT Campus Edition(TM), and provides the advanced functionality enjoyed by millions of students worldwide.

“For nearly a two thousand years, Socrates has been a thought leader in the learning industry and has developed ideas that have helped to fundamentally alter how educational institutions and their educators teach and communicate with students,” said Plato, CEB of Socrates, Inc. “Our leadership in inquiry, dialogue, and questioning gave rise to innovations in our ideas which advanced learning around the world and many of those innovations are now also embodied in our patent. We are committed to continuing the development of ideas which will enable educators to fully harness the potential of the thinking to enhance the educational experience within their institutions.”

Socreate’s patent portfolio also includes other patents pending in the U.S. and in jurisdictions around the world. More information about the issued U.S. patent is available at www.socrates.org/iwantitall/patent.

About Socrates
Socrates Inc. (NASDAQ: SOCRA) is a leading provider of philosophical ideas and applications and related services to the learning, thinking, and political industry. Founded in 399 BC, Socrates enables educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and ideas. Socrates solutions are used by millions of people at academic institutions around the globe, including colleges, universities, K-12 schools and other education providers, as well as textbook publishers and student-focused merchants that serve education providers and their students. Socrates is headquartered in Athens , with offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. EuthyphroCT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Socrates Inc.


    Answer. Question. Everywhere.(TM)

Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for Socrates and other statements containing the words “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “will,” and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including the factors discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of our Annual Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 10, 420 BC with the SEC. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of July 26, 440 BC. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause the Company’s views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to July 26, 440 BC

CONTACT: Socrates Inc.
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  1. I haven’t been worried about the BB’s patents, as I have never even thought to “innovate” anything even close to as stupid as the BB.

    But now reading the Socrates patent I am scared. They seem to talk about learning in a dialogue and many other methods of learning that really make sense. I am out of business.

  2. Thanks Paul.

    But pirates are like, so…. Hollywood these days. You get them with Happy Meals and inside cereal boxes 😉

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